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Windows - Switching out of S Mode in Windows 10

This document details how to switch out of S mode should you run into trouble installing GlobalProtect.

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1. To check if your PC is running in S mode, navigate to your device settings. 

2. Select "System."

Screenshot of Settings Home Page

3. Select "About" on the left-hand side of the screen.

Screenshot of System Settings

4. You will see there that your PC is in "S mode."

Screenshot of Product License

5. Navigate back to your device settings

6. Select "Update & Security."

Screenshot of System Settings

7. In Update & Security:

        1. Select "Activation" on the left-hand side of the screen. 

        2. Check the Edition says "Windows 10 Home in S Mode."

        3. Select "Go to the Store."

Screenshot of Activation Settings

8. On the page that appears in the Microsoft Store, select the Get button. After you confirm this action, you'll be able to install apps from outside the Microsoft Store.

Keywords:S, mode, globalprotect, switch, switching, switched, out, windows, 10   Doc ID:99142
Owner:Steve K.Group:UW Green Bay
Created:2020-03-19 15:58 CDTUpdated:2022-12-14 16:12 CDT
Sites:UW Green Bay
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